Las Vegas – The world’s most entertaining city?
Las Vegas is far more than large hotels and overstated casinos. It offers car enthusiasts three of the best exotic car driving experiences in the world and some exciting family-friendly destinations.
Lake Las Vegas
Lake Las Vegas is a 320-acre artificial lake built 16 miles outside of the city. The area is currently home to three resorts, giving families who prefer a quiet and stress-free vacation a great alternative to the crowded city center.
The lake was created thanks to a dam that stands 18 stories high. It is claimed the earthen dam has the same amount of dirt in it as the Hoover Dam has concrete. While this part of Las Vegas has seen significantly less commercial success when compared to the city center, its serene environment should be given a try by tourists.
Helicopter Tours of Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam
Visitors to Las Vegas will find a number of companies advertising helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. It is an unforgettable experience being in a helicopter looking down at two of the most iconic destinations in Nevada.
The Grand Canyon is more than a four-hour drive from Las Vegas. However, travelers can get to the site in no time via a helicopter tour. Some companies offer a full-day excursion that takes customers to the Grand Canyon and drops them off at the Colorado River. There, adventurers can take a boat ride down the river and have lunch near the landmark.
Although the Hoover Dam is just a 40-minute drive from the city center, it is an amazing humanmade site to view from the air. The helicopter tour will take adventurers over the dam and around Lake Mead and the Black Canyon.
Dream Racing calls the Las Vegas Motor Speedway home. The company offers customers the world’s largest selection of cars to choose from for an unforgettable driving experience on a challenging race track. Dream Racing promises car enthusiasts the experience of a lifetime when they get behind the wheel. Beyond the wide range of supercars, Dream Racing also has an unrivaled collection of GT race cars. For those seeking a little more, the ready to race program takes it to the next level by allowing guests to participate in a racing program under the watchful eyes of professional race car drivers.
Exotics Racing is another high-quality driving experience that will leave adrenaline junkies satisfied. Drivers can choose from a number of supercars to race around a purpose-built race track close to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driving experience gives customers an extensive list of cars to choose from. These cars include the AMG GTR and the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The company also has a racing school program that gives students the chance to learn the ins and outs of being a real race car driver.
SpeedVegas is located on Las Vegas Boulevard and boasts a 1.5-mile track with twists, turns and chicanes to challenge anyone who fancies themselves as a race car driver.
The company has a decent stock of supercars to choose from. Many of the usual supercar suspects can be found here. While the list of available cars may not be as complete as those found at the other two experiences, it is still an unreal driving experience, since the racetrack has the longest straightaway of the three. This ensures that guests will likely hit higher speeds here.
Las Vegas Off-road
After racing around the track, why not go off road and into the desert? Being located in the Mojave desert makes the city a great place for off-road adventures around sand dunes.
Las Vegas Razor Adventures gives customers the chance to ride along with a guide and experience high-octane buggy driving. Want to drive alone? The company can accommodate that desire and tourists can get behind the wheel of a buggy for a massive two-hour adventure. There is also the chance to ride along with a group of friends.
Las Vegas doesn’t have to be about gambling. The city offers so much more to holidaymakers these days. The desert city may have been made famous by its casinos and extravagant hotels, but it’s definitely the best holiday destination in the world for a car enthusiast.